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Unread 09-10-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
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Burning problems.

I have a little 110vac Lincoln Mig welder that I am getting the hang of using. I use .035 flux-cored wire in it as its a little difficult to get the gas for my mig (well, $200 for the hoses and regulators, plus the bottles and such).

Anyway, when I weld in the nude, I find that I get something like a sunburn - especially on the parts that are closest to the metal that I am welding.

What level of suntan lotion should I use to stop the peeling before it starts?

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Unread 09-10-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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I have a little 110vac Lincoln Mig welder that I am getting the hang of using. I use .035 flux-cored wire in it as its a little difficult to get the gas for my mig (well, $200 for the hoses and regulators, plus the bottles and such).

Anyway, when I weld in the nude, I find that I get something like a sunburn - especially on the parts that are closest to the metal that I am welding.

What level of suntan lotion should I use to stop the peeling before it starts?
Well Being a Light skinned , Red headed Canadian , your at a destinct Disadvantage ! Might I suggest you Solder your Jeep together ?
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OK ok, here's the real scoop NAke...

most welders where a long sleeve shirt and some kinda of cap on there head. Serves two purposes, keeps you from getting sunburned, and keeps those pieces of slag from imbedding themselves into your skin.

welcome to the welding world!
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Funk ..

So that's why they wear so many pieces of clothing. I thought that having slag burning down to my bones would make me more manly than those who put lots and lots of clothing on.

Guess I am mistaken
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Even when its 100 degrees out, I wear a good pair of jeans, leather boots, thick flannel shirt buttoned to the neck, and a baseball cap on backwards. Not to mention the gloves and auto-darkening helmet. I have welded in shorts and a t-shirt, but only for very short periods. First time you have a chunk of slag pop over onto your arm, you will start wearing sleeves.......


Oh yea - sunscreen on the neck. Whatever you have around will be better than nothing....
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LMAO... only Vance

some say that welding is like being 15 miles closer to the sun or some crap like that... Ultraviolet rays is gonna kill ya man LOL bare skinned & all

hell if your dumb enough to do it... Sunblock of 45 isnt strong enough LOL
ya MIGHT just wanna think about a Loin cloth... if your stooped down & a peice of slag rolls down ya & gets in the general region, you could be in for a world of hurt LOL

who knows... ya might have a new peircing ya didnt really want by the end of the week LMAO
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LMAO... only Vance

some say that welding is like being 15 miles closer to the sun or some crap like that... Ultraviolet rays is gonna kill ya man LOL bare skinned & all

hell if your dumb enough to do it... Sunblock of 45 isnt strong enough LOL
ya MIGHT just wanna think about a Loin cloth... if your stooped down & a peice of slag rolls down ya & gets in the general region, you could be in for a world of hurt LOL

who knows... ya might have a new peircing ya didnt really want by the end of the week LMAO
I got a visual of that ..... LMAO
Piercings by Lincoln lol
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just about every welder sooner or later, that happens to... I've had it happen to me, except i was about 50 ft off the ground in some steel rafters... it sucks when theres no where to go LMAO

Piercings by Lincoln huh ? LMAOOOOO

ya know, there just aint no EASY way to explain that... & still keep it PG-13 rated ROFLMAO
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Unread 09-25-2003, 07:13 PM   #12
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What to wear when welding is usually a on a curve. You start out like you're a firefighter or working in a foundry, then work down to a tank top and flip flops, and usually end up somewhere in between.

My experience has told me:

Kevlar sleeves are my friend (go through a lot less shirts that way)

Wear ear plugs when welding out of position. I hate the feeling and sound of slag droping down your ear canal.

Wear boots. Tennis shoes are good for dancing in. (when spatter drops between your socks and shoes.)

MIG gloves are great for welding, bad for picking up toasty work pieces.

and don't weld in your underwear. Not even just a little bit.
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Well - I visited the local farm-supply store ...

I now have my second welding mask - well, goggles (torch goggles with #11 lens)

I picked up a welding apron with split-leg

I have welding gloves - they drive me crazy - I can't feel the heat anymore

I got some steel-toed boots (ya, I did drop some hot steel on my bare feet a few times)

So .. now I am protected. So far, I have slag-burn-holes throughout my chest, both wrists, thighs and lower legs .. a few minor burns on my neck and in my ears .. but the worst of all these is the peelin' of skin from the "sunburns" I get.
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Best thing that i've bought for welding is my auto-darkening flip up helmet. Shade is adjustable from #9 to #13, and is like wearing some green tinted sunglasses when not welding. I can postition my next piece without raising it.
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